We assist venture capitalists, private equity firms, fund managers and sponsors in raising, managing and deploying capital. We have a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of alternative investment fund formation, day-to-day fund operations and investment transactions.
We have represented many of today’s most prominent Belgian venture capital firms since their inception; facilitating their ascent to household names and their exploration of investment strategies, new economies and international expansion. Our leading position in the structuring and negotiation of equity and equity-linked investments allows us to continuously monitor the latest market trends and maintain long-term relationships with investors, both in Belgium and abroad.
We counsel on all aspects of business and operations, including the admission and withdrawal of managers, hiring and departure of employees and consultants, issuance of carried interest, establishment of profit sharing plans and transfers of interests in fund and management entities. We further advise on the establishment and maintenance of policies and procedures, securities law compliance and associated public and periodic reporting obligations. We collaborate with accountants, auditors and fund administrators to ensure a streamlined service for our clients.
As venture capitalists promote, market and raise new funds, we work with fund sponsors to design the optimal limited partner agreements, manage negotiations with prospective limited partners and efficiently manage the fundraising process to a successful closing.
Assisting with capital raisings in emerging growth companies is in our core DNA. We consistently negotiate and close venture financing in all shares and formats, giving us a broad perspective on what’s moving in the venture capital market in Belgium and abroad. We blend a pragmatic approach with the most recent market intelligence to help you close deals and build a promising portfolio.
In addition, after closing, we work with you to professionalize your portfolio companies to bring them to the required maturity level to achieve their business goals and ensure your value maximization as a stakeholder.
Mergers and acquisitions still account for the vast majority of all venture-backed exit activity. We have built a state-of-the-art M&A practice to ensure that you are in the strongest position to achieve optimal results in your divestments.
We continuously endeavor to stay best-of-class in everything we do. Always with the long-term endgame in mind.
Are you a startup looking for a legal sparring partner, providing hands-on counsel and pragmatic advise to guide you through the maze from inception to exit?